How Climate change is shrinking African Rivers, causing extinction of aquatics


By: Joy Odor/Abuja with some scientists visited some local stream in the northern City of Nigeria with the aims of check-mating the impact of climate change on the aquatic animals and to see how the local farmers, fishers men adapting to the climatic changes in the area.

Majority of The fisher men that were interview By some journalists testifyed that many species of fishes in the River they usually see has disappear for long time.

It is clear that Climate change has already beginning to affect plants and animals that live in freshwater lakes and rivers, altering their habitat and bringing life-threatening, disease as the can seen in most of the African continent.

But the fact is as air temperatures rise, water temperatures do also—particularly in shallow stretches of rivers and surface waters of lakes.

Streams and lakes may become unsuitable for cold-water fish but support species that thrive in warmer waters. Some warm-water species are already moving to waters at higher latitudes and altitudes.

Whether we like it or not ,climate change has affected many agricultural farm land in Africa, and climate change is still causing the spread of many dangerous diseases which are becoming great challenges to human health

It is also observed that most farmers residing alone River band in Africa, also complain bitterly over the threat of climate change which is causing a serious setback to their farming.

In conclusion, African Government must rise up and introduce series off educative programmed to the farmers and fishers, and also introduce ways of planting trees and fight against deforestation and desertification

Many River /streams in African countries remain dry ,thereby causing extinction of large number of aquatic lives ,as many of them are still facing series of problems due to negligence by authority to find ways of protecting them for irrigation and for domestic uses.

Research indicate that ,World’s major rivers drying – one-third are gone or going. Groundwater wells for 3 billion people are drying up. Top 10 global river systems drying, ebbing away:

In Africa ,it can seen that Dryness of stream or River always force Thousands of cattle breeders migrating from one African country to another in search of water and food for their animals.

A new comprehensive review studying global carbon provided recommendation for reducing the effects of climate change, which included protection of the world’s carbon sinks, increased dependence on renewable energy, and the reduction of fossil fuel use—all totally feasible goals.

In a new era of conditions dangerously affected by global warming , the world’s waters are rapidly running dry, creating crisis for wild habitats and human civilizations.

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